2 of 501 portraits of Queen Victoria
reduced copy by W. Warman, after Thomas Sully
8 1/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (206 mm x 159 mm)
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1920
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- Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 501 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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The eighteen-year-old Princess Victoria was woken early in the morning on 20 June 1837 to hear the news that she was now queen. Artists revelled in the novelty of representing a young female sovereign. This work is a copied detail of a larger portrait, painted in 1837-8 by the American artist, Thomas Sully, of Victoria dressed in her parliament robe and posed by her throne. Such early depictions continued to communicate a romantic image of her as an ideal young woman, partly because it provided a sharp contrast to the declining, masculine monarchy that went before.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 633